The San Luis Obispo Digital Photography Group serves the general San Luis Obispo County areas of the California Central Coast.

We are a Special Interest Group of the SLO Bytes PC Users Group; aka SLO Bytes

Our meetings are normally held on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm.
The members are digital photographers and computer enthusiasts.

NEXT MEETING Sunday, July 14th 2019 @ 2:00 pm;
TOPIC: Signs;
Please share images that send messages with words and symbols

Home of Connie and Ralph Sutter
498 Hansen Hill Road
Arroyo Grande, CA

Map at
Dashcam video at

Notes from the meeting of 06/09/2019
TOPIC: Bridges; structures through the air

Ralph Sutter opened the meeting showing a link to listing some bridges in San Luis Obispo County. Thanks to Alan Raul for the resource.

Ralph then shared a slide show of bridges found in and around Arroyo Grande.

Connie Sutter followed with bridges found in Thailand.

Kaye Raul showed bridges and railroad trestles including shots from Huasna Valley.

Alan Raul presented bridges from Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo and Shell Beach. Most of his pictures were taken with his new Sony full-frame digital camera. Working from the raw images, Raul brought out rich detail without retouching.

John Waller offered bridges seen locally as well as in Yosemite, Disneyland and Nipomo. He demonstrated how he used the new Content Aware brush from Photoshop to remove a barbed wire fence from the image of the Lopez Lake Bridge.

Bob Styerwalt showed bridges from around the world, visiting the US, Canada, and Europe.

The meeting ended at which time Ralph invited everyone to build their own pizza and bake it in his recently completed pizza oven.

Bob Styerwalt memorialized the event with photos. His images can be seen on Dropbox at and at

Alan Raul did the same. You will find his pizza party shots at

Monica Tarzier contributed to the festivities with a delicious potato salad.

The tentative schedule for the remainder of 2019 is as follows
   July 14th
   August 11th
   September 8th
   October 13th
   November 10th
   December 8th

See the Links page for tutorials and other resources

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